We always love seeing what new films we get to watch every month. We have a guide to the best movies hitting Netflix, Disney Plus and more this February!

Written by: Anastasia Frazier – January 28th, 2022 10:45 am pst

Movies coming to streaming in February

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As we make it to the final stretch of winter, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and Disney Plus are bringing your favorite comfort movies to your screens. In need of a good laugh, cry, or jump scare? The month of February has got you covered!  


February 1st 

Batman Begins – This movie is the first of the trilogy series directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Christian Bale. Released in 2005, the movie follows young Batman learning martial arts with the League of Shadows. Once he uncovers the League’s true purpose, Batman must return to Gotham to save his beloved city. Who doesn’t love a good superhero movie! 

Caddyshack – The 1980 film starring Chevy Chase and Bill Murray tells the story of a young boy (Michael O’Keefe) working as a golf caddy for the wealthy members of Bushwood Country Club. To this day, the comedy stands out among any other golf films.  

Despicable Me – Originally in theaters in 2010, the loveable minions are making a comeback. Gru, voiced by Steve Carrell, is forced to alter his plans of stealing the moon when three orphaned girls show up in his life. If you’re feeling nostalgic, this one is the movie for you! 

The Addams Family – This strange family made their way into our lives in 1991. A mysterious family member appears, vying for the family’s fortune. The iconic daughter, Wednesday, played by Christina Ricci, is dubious of this suspicious character. 

The Book of Eli – This suspenseful movie full of thrilling adventures first premiered in 2010. Eli, played by Denzel Washington, carries the hope of rescuing humanity in his hands. 

The Hangover – No matter how many times you’ve seen it, Zach Galifianakis,  Bradley Cooper, Justin Bartha, and Ed Helms will keep you laughing for days. Premiering in 2009, The group of best friends lose the groom the night before his wedding. While retracing their steps, the gang makes some unexpected friends…and enemies. 

The Other Guys – Another stellar comedy, this 2010 movie stars Will Farrell and Mark Wahlberg, who finally get their big break on a major police case. The characters’ clashing personalities and run-ins with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson make for some hilarious hijinks. 

February 10th

St. Vincent – This 2014 comedy-drama stars Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, and Naomi Watts. McCarthy’s character is an overworked single mother who leaves her 12-year-old son in the care of her grumpy neighbor. The two build an unlikely friendship and make us very likely to not stop laughing. 

February 15th

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs – Full of great animation and adventure, the 2009 film depicts a young scientist, voiced by Bill Hader, trying to save his town with a machine that shoots food from the sky. However, when the machine spurs out of control, the town of Swallow Falls seems doomed forever. 


February 1st

12 Years a Slave – This intense 2013 movie shows the story of Solomon Northup, played by Chiwetel Ejiofor. A free man sold into slavery before the Civil War, Northup struggles to survive while facing the cruelties of this society.  

The Book Thief – The movie, based in 1938, follows a young orphaned girl who is taught the gift of reading from her foster parent father. Although released in theaters in 2013, this movie is incredibly moving to this day. 

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas – The iconic Grinch character, played by Jim Carrey, makes it his mission to ruin Christmas for all of Whoville. Released by Universal Pictures in 2000, it’s still a winter classic! 

Fame – Touching on several important topics, the 1980’s movie is about a group of students who audition for the New York High School of Performing Arts. The kids have a lot more to deal with than the regular tribulations of high school. 

From Paris with Love – In this 2010 film, Jonathan Rhys Meyers stars alongside John Travolta as CIA agents. The partners have to work together to save Meyers’ character from a group that is after him. If you’re looking for an action-packed film, look no further! 

Kick-Ass 2 – The crime-fighting teens return to their roles when a villain is causing destruction. Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Chloë Grace Moretz star in the 2013 sequel, giving us lots of laughs while they take down the bad guys. 

February 3rd

Looney Tunes Cartoons Valentine’s Extwavaganza! – Just in time for Valentine’s Day the Looney Tunes characters find themselves in all sorts of ludicrous situations while looking for love. You can check out the first three seasons of Looney Tunes Cartoons already on the platform. 

February 23rd

Free Guy – The 2021 movie released in theaters stars Ryan Reynolds as a bank teller in a video game. After discovering this fate, his character decides to take the game into his own hands. What can’t Reynolds do?! 

HBO Max will also be releasing several of their original films this month, so be sure to look out for them!

Disney plus: 

February 4th

Never been kissed – In the 1999 iconic Drew Barrymore film, her character must pretend to be a high school student for her Chicago Sun-Times research. Her plans go haywire as she falls in love with an English teacher played by Michael Vartan. This rom-com is a classic! 

Snow dogs – A lighthearted movie, Cuba Gooding Jr. plays a character who was left an inheritance in Alaska. After discovering the endowment is actually a team of sled dogs, he must decide what he wants for his future. This film is definitely one you can watch with the whole family. 

February 23rd

Free Guy will also be airing on Disney Plus. We’ll take double the Ryan Reynolds any day! 

Several more original series will air throughout the month, including the premiere of Marvel Studios: Assembled – The Making of Hawkeye on February 9th and The Making of Eternals on February 16th. 

Amazon Prime:  

February 1st: 

(500) Days Of Summer – This 2009 romance and drama-filled movie is a long-time favorite. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel star alongside each other. This movie will put you in all the feels and hopefully remind you what life is all about. 

Forrest Gump – A true classic, Tom Hanks brings us through a wild adventure of a boy and the dreams that he accomplishes. Originally aired in 1994, Hanks continues to teach us how to be optimistic.  

Step Up – The 2019 version of the classic film takes place in Beijing. People from different backgrounds join the dance group to be the best crew in China.  

The A-Team – This action-packed movie leaves audiences on the edge of their seat, or couch. Premiering in 2010, Liam Neeson and Bradley Cooper star as a special forces team who are wrongly accused of a crime. Jessica Biel’s character swears she will track them down.  

What Happens In Vegas – In the height of Ashton Kutcher’s romantic comedy career in 2008, he and Cameron Diaz play a couple who drunkenly get married in Vegas. This movie will leave you laughing and learning about the tribulations of marriage. 

You Again – Kristen Bell stars in this 2010 movie where she is forced to relive her traumatic high school experience when her brother marries her childhood enemy. Yikes! 

We’ll be binge-watching these movies all month long!  

Anastasia Frazier is a Broadcast and Digital Journalism major in the Newhouse School at Syracuse University, who greatly enjoys all things media, journalism, and entertainment!

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